Archive for December, 2008

Thanks to Art Renewal

To everyone at Art Renewal,

What a pleasure it is to see realism making such a comeback. When I was in school there was such a lack of traditional teaching methods and technical training. I wasn’t even aware of the existence of ateliers…


Anne McGrory

Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2008

ARC Salon Competion Results

The ARC International Salon Competition is, as usual, a stunning sampling of the great contemporary realists of the day. As the judges are still hard at work, the results of this year’s Salon are expected to be posted on ARC during January. Winners will be notified mid-late January.

Posted Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Is it ARC ?

Posted Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Andreeva Portrait Academy Now Located in Salado, Texas
ARC Approved™ Andreeva Portrait Academy is excited about the relocation of the Andreeva Portrait Academy to north Austin, in the historic tourist-art community of Salado.

Located in the heart of Central Texas and conveniently located less than 200 miles from Texas' major cities (Houston, DFW, San Antonio), APA is now an easy distance for Texas students and a very short drive from the Austin airport.

Students taking workshops at APA can now stay in the historic Halley/Carriage House located on-campus at Andreeva Portrait Academy.

Most classes in 2009 will be one day (Saturday) or three day workshops. New classes will be announced throughout the year.

Continue to check the schedule at

Posted Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

LIAFA Open House for 2 New Locations
ARC Approved Atelier Long Island Academy of Fine Art (LIAFA) has two new locations.

OPEN HOUSE: January 3rd, 2009 The public is invited to tour these new locations for LIAFA.

Glen Cove Studio 12-3pm
14 Glen Cove Street
Suite 201
Glen Cove, NY (516)924-3294
Riverhead Studio 5-8 pm
40 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY (631)603-5514
Posted Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Great Gifts from the ARC Store
Holiday Gifts

Shown Here: 'Yseult' by Frank Dicksee on a Computer Bag
Any artwork from the ARC Museum can be printed on our new selection of specialty items.
Click here to see the possibilities!
Posted Friday, December 12th, 2008

New Boston Location for Academy of Realist Art

ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art Toronto is excited to present a second location in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
ARA Boston opened November 1st, 2008.

Cindy MacMillan, one of the first Graduates from the academy in Toronto, is the Senior instructor in Boston:

"I am thrilled to be teaching the Academy of Realist Art program in Boston. I remember the excitement I felt when I discovered the Academy program in Toronto 12 years ago. I felt so lucky to be living in a city where I could learn the craftsmanship of the old masters. Over the years I have met many people who have a hunger for this technical knowledge but can't find it where they live. Now it's available in Boston!"

"We've got a great loft studio in the Leather District. Although we're starting out small with classes limited to 10 students we don't have small plans. If you want to be a part of this pioneering group of Academy students call (617) 426-3006 to book a tour of the school and learn more about the program or join us for one of our workshops."

For more info:
Cindy MacMillan
(617) 426-3006

ARA Boston
Posted Thursday, December 4th, 2008